John Calipari Discusses Oscar Tshiebwe Signing

Morgantown, West Virginia – Oscar Tshiebwe committed to the Kentucky Wildcats and tonight, he officially signed with the team.

Kentucky head coach John Calipari said the following about the newest addition to his team: “We recruited Oscar two years ago and absolutely fell in love with his effort, his energy and his desire to improve.  Oscar has a rare combination of strength and skill with tremendous length, not to mention he’s a wonderful kid.

There is no question his time at West Virginia was well spent playing for a terrific coach and friend in Bob Huggins. Oscar won’t be able to play for us this season but we’re looking forward to getting him here and be a part of this culture. He will really help us in practice.”

Tshiebwe will be able to practice with the team this semester and is expected to begin playing for the Wildcats at the start of the 2021-2022 season.  Like Calipari, Tshiebwe is excited about joining Kentucky.

“Kentucky just felt like the perfect place for me,” Tshiebwe said. “I love the way they play, the coaches’ players-first approach and just how Kentucky felt like home to me. I’m looking forward to coming in and helping the team this year in practice and I can’t wait to compete for Big Blue Nation.”

Although Tshiebwe left West Virginia University under less than ideal circumstances, we of course wish him well in the future.